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Vegetables - Okra, Or Gumbo

( Originally Published Early 1900's )



Okra is cultivated for its green pods or its immature seeds. The former are sliced and used in soups; the latter are cooked like peas. It is largely grown in the south, where the seed is planted 2 inches apart, in rows about 2 feet apart, in rich warm soil, at the same time the beans are planted. Dwarf Green and Long Green are the best known varieties.



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